Press Releases IJO Members Help Houston Recover Published 4 years ago on April 3, 2018 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) SOUTHPORT, CT – The Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) held its most recent conference and buying show at the new Marriott Marquis Hotel and Convention Center in Houston, TX. IJO has made a practice of “leaving its mark” on host communities, having donated in excess of $350,000 to charities such as Make-A-Wish, First Candle, Paws for Patriots, Cure Autism Now and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to name a few. The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. According to IJO President and CEO Jeff Roberts, “The Houston area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and the Houston Food Bank was strained beyond its limits. We felt the devastation was not limited just to the city of Houston itself but all the outlying areas as well, and by choosing this particular charity it would have a more far-reaching effect.” IJO headquarters matched the amount donated by IJO members. “While it has been seven months since Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston, for tens to hundreds of thousands of Texans the long-term effects are still being felt and the need for assistance continues. With the help and support of residents, businesses and organizations, such as Independent Jewelers Organization, we are able to help provide much-needed food and water,” says Brian Greene, president and CEO of Houston Food Bank. “IJO’s generous donation of $18,000 will provide 54,000 meals to those in need.” For further information on the Houston Food Bank, go to www.houstonfoodbank.org. To inquire about membership in IJO go to www.ijo.com or call Penny Palmer at 800-624-9252. Advertisement Related Topics: charityIJO click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Roberto Coin Launches Ad Campaign with Model Arizona Muse Don't Miss Bulova Unveils Archive Book with Assouline Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says. You may like Promoted Headlines Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson Wilkerson Consolidating Stores? Time to Call the Experts! Wilkerson It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement Wilkerson Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago SJTA Announces 2022 Board of Directors Columns1 day ago Here’s Why You Should Consider Hiring a Business Coach Cover Stories2 days ago 23 Ways to Do More in Your Business by Doing Less Benchmarks3 days ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines3 days ago $8.7M in Fake Jewelry Seized in Cincinnati and Indianapolis Best of The Best1 week ago Louisiana Jeweler To Launch Diamonds into Space Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Fix the ‘Glitches’ in Your Jewelry Business Jimmy Degroot1 month ago Video: Everyone in Your Jewelry Store Can Get Along. Here’s How. Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Podium Presents: SMS Marketing 101 for Jewelry Retailers Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Benchmarks3 days ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines3 days ago $8.7M in Fake Jewelry Seized in Cincinnati and Indianapolis Best of The Best1 week ago Louisiana Jeweler To Launch Diamonds into Space Celebrity Jewelry6 days ago The ’60s Make a Comeback in Jewelry and Fashion Benchmarks3 days ago 11 Intriguing Examples of Jewelry Store Window Displays Hot Sellers6 days ago 90 Percent of Surveyed Jewelers Reported Growth in December. Here’s What They Sold Cover Stories2 days ago 23 Ways to Do More in Your Business by Doing Less Celebrity Jewelry3 days ago Judge the Jewels: Were Pharrell’s Diamond Tiffany & Co. Sunglasses Inspired by a Famous Antique?